In his mind the country belongs to him, it's his country. He's not going to flee. The stupid protesters are fighting themselves not his government forces so there's no hurry. Someone in the crowd thew a rock or shot someone and now people are getting hurt but nothing is being accomplished. The person that stands up and says "enough, let's have peace," will be the next ruler.
I read a lot and I do online a lot and I like watching cat videos! And I feel I am changing the world!